Broadband Statistics for Bristol, Bristol
Broadband Providers20
Fastest Speed941.78 Mbps
Average Speed33.69 Mbps
Fastest ProviderGlide

Bristol Internet Service Providers

Bristol residents have run speed tests on 20 broadband providers. This number is 235.57% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 internet service providers. ISPs available in Bristol include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common broadband provider in Bristol is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 917.62 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 41.58—143.62 Mbps. Bristol's fastest provider is Glide, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 941.78 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Bristol is 33.69 Mbps, which is 2.37% above the The United Kingdom national average of 32.91 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 33.69 Mbps in Bristol.

Broadband Providers

  • Spectrum Internet in Bristol
    208.17 — 242.03 Mbps
    923.53 Mbps
    225.91 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    24.07 — 322.54 Mbps
    366.46 Mbps
    40.76 Mbps
  • CIX in Bristol
    37.87 — 246.31 Mbps
    741.34 Mbps
    89.55 Mbps
  • Glide in Bristol
    59.58 — 183.01 Mbps
    941.78 Mbps
    84.05 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Bristol
    43.18 — 164 Mbps
    879.68 Mbps
    58.86 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Bristol
    41.58 — 143.62 Mbps
    917.62 Mbps
    62.68 Mbps
  • TrueSpeed Communications in Bristol
    49.03 — 106.87 Mbps
    292.81 Mbps
    55.93 Mbps
  • Gigaclear in Bristol
    44.98 — 99.96 Mbps
    315.1 Mbps
    69.47 Mbps
  • FibreNest in Bristol
    58.13 — 61.51 Mbps
    97.94 Mbps
    58.13 Mbps
  • BT in Bristol
    26.34 — 72.34 Mbps
    937.52 Mbps
    33.71 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Bristol
    20.42 — 76.44 Mbps
    476.08 Mbps
    37.21 Mbps
  • Kingston Communications
    25.09 — 60.99 Mbps
    173.89 Mbps
    40.38 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Bristol
    25.92 — 58.33 Mbps
    938.47 Mbps
    30.65 Mbps
  • KCOM in Bristol
    9.49 — 70.64 Mbps
    93.31 Mbps
    19.47 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Bristol
    16.86 — 42.64 Mbps
    573.25 Mbps
    24.44 Mbps
  • EE in Bristol
    10.66 — 40.83 Mbps
    534.87 Mbps
    15.36 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Bristol
    10.13 — 35.76 Mbps
    369.66 Mbps
    13.78 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Bristol
    9.43 — 32.4 Mbps
    74.68 Mbps
    13.32 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Bristol
    6.56 — 35.31 Mbps
    64.14 Mbps
    11.87 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Bristol
    4.35 — 15.61 Mbps
    73.74 Mbps
    5.89 Mbps

Broadband in Bristol


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Bristol

941.78 Mbps

Bristol's fastest speed

23.71—99.71 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bristol residents

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Bristol Competitive Broadband Speed Map

How Bristol Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps31.58—92.44 Mbps43.48 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps23.71—99.71 Mbps33.69 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps22.02—89.57 Mbps32.7 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps16.92—71.32 Mbps25.14 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps18.87—70.07 Mbps27.84 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps18.01—57.79 Mbps25.27 MbpsSlower
Glasgow912.04 Mbps12.02—59.62 Mbps18 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps20.66—84.04 Mbps30.77 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps21.01—102.77 Mbps33.36 MbpsSlower

Bristol Broadband Over Time

How Bristol Compares for Internet Speed in Bristol

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Bristol941.78 Mbps23.71—99.71 Mbps33.69 Mbps-

Bristol Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bristol testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bristol ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Bristol resident's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Bristol's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 44.78% were fast, 27.46% slow, and 27.76% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 23:06:22107 mins18.84 Mbps22.87 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 22:59:02223 secs145.97 Mbps218.99 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 22:50:5722 mins9.92 Mbps4.47 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 22:33:23220 secs4.51 Mbps8.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 22:25:4123 mins5.3 Mbps16.55 MbpsImproved
BT20 Apr 2021 22:25:21225 secs18.46 Mbps20.96 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 22:06:36314 mins152.91 Mbps119.45 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 21:44:281531 mins15.57 Mbps15.74 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 21:47:593101 secs3.46 Mbps17.55 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 21:43:07224 secs27.48 Mbps32.41 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Apr 2021 21:30:1748 mins72.88 Mbps73.22 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 21:32:53284 secs118.46 Mbps144.8 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 21:27:55545 secs3.77 Mbps104.89 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 21:25:45225 secs86.69 Mbps189.7 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 20:59:52324 mins10.07 Mbps9.3 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT20 Apr 2021 21:18:16247 secs0.08 Mbps0.12 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk20 Apr 2021 21:09:0172 mins14.84 Mbps27.73 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 20:57:291112 mins3.14 Mbps22.5 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Apr 2021 21:02:1424 mins19.47 Mbps88.08 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband20 Apr 2021 20:38:07228 mins55.34 Mbps21.16 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bristol

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Spectrum Internet923.53 Mbps208.17—242.03 Mbps
2CIX741.34 Mbps37.87—246.31 Mbps
3Glide941.78 Mbps59.58—183.01 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks366.46 Mbps24.07—322.54 Mbps
5Hyperoptic879.68 Mbps43.18—164 Mbps
6TrueSpeed Communications292.81 Mbps49.03—106.87 Mbps
7Virgin Media917.62 Mbps41.58—143.62 Mbps
8Gigaclear315.1 Mbps44.98—99.96 Mbps
9FibreNest97.94 Mbps58.13—61.51 Mbps
10Kingston Communications173.89 Mbps25.09—60.99 Mbps
11BT937.52 Mbps26.34—72.34 Mbps
12Vodafone938.47 Mbps25.92—58.33 Mbps
13Zen Internet476.08 Mbps20.42—76.44 Mbps
14KCOM93.31 Mbps9.49—70.64 Mbps
15TalkTalk573.25 Mbps16.86—42.64 Mbps
16EE534.87 Mbps10.66—40.83 Mbps
17Andrews & Arnold64.14 Mbps6.56—35.31 Mbps
18Sky Broadband369.66 Mbps10.13—35.76 Mbps
19Plusnet74.68 Mbps9.43—32.4 Mbps
20Post Office Broadband73.74 Mbps4.35—15.61 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bristol

How many broadband providers in Bristol are there?
Bristol has 20 ISPs tested by its 463,405 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Bristol?
Glide is the fastest broadband provider in Bristol with 941.78 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 59.58—183.01 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Bristol?
The best internet provider in Bristol in Spectrum Internet, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 208.17 to 242.03 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Bristol?
Users in Bristol see an average internet speed of 23.71 up to 353 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 941.78 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Bristol?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 917.62 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Bristol?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 369.66 Mbps.
Is BT available in Bristol?
Broadband service from BT is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 937.52 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Bristol?
The broadband provider with the most users in Bristol is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 20 Apr 2021